If you’re looking to cool off or have some fun at the beach without having to drive very far, take advantage of the lakes and ponds in the Monadnock Region.
The closest to the Bridges Inn, and our personal favorite, is Richardson Park, on Swanzey Lake.
Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It’s a shady beach with a nice view and water quality is generally considered good. There’s no charge to get in and plenty of parking. Shown below, Richardson Park is for Swanzey residents only, including guests of the Bridges Inn.
On Spofford Lake in Chesterfield is Wares Grove is on Route 9A. The water is shallow for a long way out and is great for young children. The large sandy beach has a grassy area in the shade with picnic tables, a concession stand and a volleyball court, basketball, tetherball, and a swing set. There are bathrooms and grills. There are resident and non-resident fees.
For more information about swimming holes in the Monadnock region, click here.
In addition to directing Bridges Inn guests to places to swim, we can help you plan other activities to fit your particular interests.